of Flippin, AR
December 10, 1929 - April 7, 2021
Bob L. Marberry left this Earth on April 7, 2021, leaving behind an incredible legacy through his family and civil service. Bob was born on December 10, 1929 and married his high school sweetheart Gracie (Deen) on May 19, 1950. Bob proudly served his hometown of Flippin, Ark. through a variety of public offices, including Mayor of Flippin, volunteer firefighter, Flippin Cemetery Board, Marion County (Flippin) Airport Commission, Flippin School Board, North Central Arkansas Water Development, and Flippin City Council member. Bob started his professional career as a machinist and advanced to production engineer that took him and bride out of state. Bob and Gracie returned to Flippin to own a grocery store and raise their four children, John Michael, now of Las Vegas, NV; Steven Layne of Flippin; David Lynn (Denise) of Flippin; and Janice Faye of Yellville.In addition to Gracie his four children, Bob's legacy continues through his 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren, and Bob and Gracie's close friend and caretaker Laura Kibbe.Bob's funeral services will be at the Flippin Church of Christ on Saturday, April 10; visitation will begin at 1 p.m., with the service beginning at 2 p.m. services will be officiated by Pastors John Carey and Jeff Crawford. Interment will follow at Flippin Cemetery.Serving as pallbearers will be Carl McBee Sr., Justin Mathews, Ken Hullett, Jim Marberry, Jim Harp, and Larry Blasdel Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Hospice of the Ozarks or the Flippin Cemetery Fund.At the request of the family and church, please wear a mask while attending the services.Arrangements by Roller-Burns Funeral Home in Yellville, Arkansas.
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Sending prayers to your family. Say HI to Mom and Dad, Lillian and Floyd, for me.
So many memories of so many summers there at Uncle Bob's home! He was always so loving and patient with all of us kids. Much love and prayers sent to Gracie and all of my cousins. All of you are on my mind almost every day.Jonni
Sorry for the family loss prayers
Steve, My thoughts & prayers are with you & all your family. May God comfort & be with each of you.
We couldn’t have asked for a best for role model than you, Poppa. You taught us to treat people with dignity and respect, love fiercely and hard, and serve our communities with honor and pride. Thank you for being you. We are so blessed to call you Poppa, and we miss you so very much. Rest well, Poppa, and we’ll see you in the great beyond. We love you forever.
I have lots of memories with poppa, since I was a little girl. Gammer and poppa used to come out to Las Vegas to visit and I would check the front window all day with excitement waiting for them to get there. I wish I had gotten out here sooner to give you one last hug and kiss. I love you poppa.
So Sorry for your loss, Bob was an amazing man and my thoughts and prayers are for you all. What a life Bob had, he was outstanding and an example to us all. Know that he is surrounded by angels and watching over you all. Love and prayers for the Marberry family, God Bless you all.
I was blessed to have you as our Poppa for 43 years, and you have been a great one. You raised a great son, the wonderful man I married, and I am so grateful I gained you as my family. I have so many happy memories with you. You have always been there for me and my family, whenever we needed it. I will miss you with all my heart, and you will be in my thoughts and in my heart for the rest of my life. Dave and I will always make sure Gammer is taken care of until the day she comes to be at your side. I love you beyond words, and may your soul be at peace. God bless.
Poppa,In the story of my life, every chapter has included you. You have been a source of strength, knowledge, wisdom, humor, and mostly love. You were there for all my “big” moments, and we shared thousands of little moments that are treasured memories for me. Saying thank you doesn’t seem like enough. You raised a wonderful man who gave me a wonderful life. You gave me something to look forward to every time I came “home”, seeing you and Gammer. You have been the best grandpa, and I will miss you for the rest of my life. My love for you is endless. May peace and all our love be with you.
Bob was the best uncle a guy could ever have. I have many wonderful memories of times spent with Bob, Gracie, Mike, Steve, Jan and Dave. I will miss Bob; he has always been so kind and supportive. I knew from an early age he was a very special person and very deserving of my respect. Rest for now Uncle Bob. We’ll be meet again soon.
Aunt GracieMikeSteveDavidJanI love you all soo very much.. I am sorry you have a whole in your hearts right now for Uncle Bob.. But how proud God is to have him home.. I have soo many wonderful memories of Uncle Bob and in every one of them, he has that big wonderful smile (exactly like that picture) and a the most wonderful hug for me.. He had the best hugs, that always made me feel safe from the world and very loved..
Gracie, Though I have never met Bob, I have heard for more than 50 years what a wonderful man he was...wonderful husband, father, friend and most of all Christian. I know the pain of all his loved ones is deep at his loss and I pray for your peace, comfort and strength at this time.Millie Sivagesister to John and Jeannie Deen
Gracie, Mike, Steve, David and Janice:I am very sorry for your loss. Bob was always so friendly and nice to me. I know you will miss him but he is at peace now. I am not able to get out for the service, but know I will be thinking about you and will keep you in my prayers. Good friends for a lot of years. With love,Linda Wood
So many sweet memories are brought to mind. Bob was the best "big brother" one could ask for. He always greeted us with arms outspread for a hug, and his great smile. Our lives have been so blessed by his presence.Gracie and family...Our hearts are with you and please know how much we love you.
Great man. Prayers for all the family and many friends.
I have many wonderful memories of you and your family. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. You will not be forgotten Bob.
I will never forget all the good times we have had with Bob and Gracie. The best friends anyone could ever wish for. They have always been there for me every time I needed them and that was lots of times.Gracie, you and your family are in my prayers. Bob, Go rest high on that mountain. Your work on earth is done! R.I.P. you will never be forgotten.
I am thinking of you'll today. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! Steve my thoughts are with you.
Bob, Sending love to ease the hearts of the many who loved you so deeply. May you have a smooth transition and continue your journey in love.
I will always carry with me so many great memories of you and Gammer in my heart. Words cannot express how much I miss you. I love you to infinity and beyond and will be seeing you again some day in the great after. Rest in heaven Poppa